06 November 2006

Pow! Right Between The Eyes!

One of my favorite blogs is The Creative Generalist. Today, he posted a link to Andy Nulman's blog about surprise, titled Pow! Right Between The Eyes!

What's that, you ask? A whole blog dedicated to the experience of surprise? Wow, that's sort of, well, surprising...

Yes! It's wonderful, chock-full of observations like Surprise Shocks Euphorically.

Everyone's a kid at Disneyland. Duh, I know, but he builds it into an insightful perspective on the importance, effect, and value of surprise.

Check him out...

2 comments:

Andy Nulman said...

Okay, this is somewhat sucky because it's the guy you're talking about, but as a published writer myself, I appreciate your kind words perhaps even more so than most would. Good luck with your next novel, and I guess now I have one more blog to add to my regular reading.

And by the way, re: your previous post, sometimes the best outline is the flow one gets from simply writing. Don't be afraid to go down an uncharted and unknown path. It may lead you to places you could've never conceived on a pre-determined roadmap.

Dan said...

Sucky? I think it's awesome! Nice to have you visiting my blog!

And you're right about the outline thing - writing fiction has always been an exercise in suprises for me. This is my second kid's novel, and just like the first one, I had a general skeleton of a plot laid out, but as the story progresses and takes on a life of its own, that outline becomes less and less relevant...